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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the
Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA)
April 14, 2005

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

February 9, 2004

Evaluation Period

February 9, 2004 February 8, 2005

Overview

The OSHA-ILMA Alliance is providing ILMA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources to protect workers from exposure to metalworking fluids and industrial hazards in the manufacturing environment.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA:  
   
Patty Adair*
Earl Hicks
Russell Jones
Jess McCluer
Bill Willson
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
OOSA
Office of Small Business Assistance
OOSA
OOSA
   
ILMA:  
   
Cathy Barmoy*
Jerry Burns
John Cutcher
Walter Dalby
John Howell
Rich Kraska
Jeffrey Leiter
Keith Nykerk
Kristin Pelliza
Carol Poole
Celeste Powers
Gene White
Manager, Safety, Health, Environmental & Regulatory Affairs
Crescent Oil Company, Inc.
D.A. Stuart Corp.
ExxonMobil Corporation
D.A. Stuart Corp.
Lubrizol Corp.
Law Office of Jeffrey L. Leiter
Fuchs Lubricants Co.
D.A. Steward Company
Quaker Chemical
Executive Director
Milacron

* Patty Adair was OSHA Alliance Coordinator until April 2004
* Cathy Barmoy was ILMA Alliance Coordinator until July 2004

II. Implementation Team Meetings

 
February 9, 2004
June 7, 2004
August 10, 2004
November 17, 2004
Kick-off Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC

III. Results
  1. Events and Products

    Training and Education


    • Develop training and education programs on the safe and proper use of lubricant products.

      The OSHA and ILMA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.
    Outreach and Communication

    • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's and ILMA's Web sites.
    Products

    OSHA and ILMA Alliance Web site


    OSHA developed an OSHA and ILMA Alliance Web site that is posted on the Agency's Web page that includes the OSHA and ILMA Alliance agreement, news releases, and milestones and successes. This Web site is updated on a regular basis.

    ILMA Web site (www.ilma.org)

    The ILMA Web site has information on the OSHA and ILMA Alliance. ILMA developed a specific section for the OSHA-ILMA Alliance that includes links to the Alliance agreement, OSHA and ILMA's press releases and OSHA's Technical Links to Safety and Health Topics pages.

    OSHA Safety and Health Topics page

    The following member of the Alliance implementation team is participating on the editorial board of the OSHA Metalworking Fluids Safety and Health Topics page.

    • Gene White, ILMA, Senior Environmental, Health, Milacron Consumable Products; Cincinnati, OH
    Publications and Newsletters

    Information and news releases on the OSHA and ILMA Alliance signing and the activities of the Alliance have appeared in a number of printed and online publications, including: BNA Occupational Health and Safety Reporter, Compoundings and Lube Report. For more information on the articles, see the "Alliance Program Reach" table on page 5.

    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA or ILMA events such as ILMA's Spring Management Forum, Fall Annual Meeting, Safety, Health, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs (SHERA) Committee meetings, and LubeCare Workshops.
    Events

    ILMA Annual Meeting, October 9-12, 2004, Phoenix, Arizona


    OSHA provided publications on OSHA and the Alliance Program, including an OSHA-ILMA Alliance Fact Sheet, that were distributed at the event.

    • Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals in best practices or other effective approaches, as jointly determined by OSHA and ILMA.
    Products

    In order to educate the public more about the safe use of lubricants, ILMA is currently developing a Dermatitis Fact Sheet on how to prevent dermatitis while using lubricants. In addition, the group is developing a Lubricant Fact Sheet that includes safe handling practices for lubricants. Finally, ILMA is developing a Metalworking Fluids Quick Start Guide for Small Businesses, based on OSHA's Compliance Assistance Quick Start guide, which will identify common best practices for using lubricants.

    • Promote and encourage ILMA members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and Consultation and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

      The OSHA and ILMA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

    • Share information on best practices in lubricant manufacturing and distribution, as jointly determined by OSHA and ILMA, with others in the industry and promote awareness of occupational hazards through ILMA's product stewardship program--LubeCare.

      The OSHA and ILMA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

    • Work with other Alliance Program participants on projects on industrial hazards related to metal working and other health and safety issues that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

      The OSHA and ILMA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

    • Encourage ILMA member companies to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including industrial hazards related to metal working.

      The OSHA and ILMA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health Goals

    • Raise industry awareness and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever ILMA leaders address groups.

      The OSHA and ILMA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

    • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on lubricant issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

      The OSHA and ILMA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.
  2. Executive Summary

    During the OSHA and ILMA Alliance's first year a productive working relationship was established between the organizations. OSHA learned more about the lubricants industry and ILMA learned more about the compliance assistance resources that the Agency has developed.

    As a result of staff changes at ILMA and OSHA, the Implementation Team had limited activity in early 2004. During the second half of the reporting period, the Implementation Team met more frequently and identified products on which to develop.

    Currently, ILMA members are in the process of developing several products for OSHA to review and provide recommendations on in 2005. This includes a Dermatitis Fact Sheet, a Lubricant Fact Sheet and a Metalworking Fluids Quick Start Guide that is based on OSHA's Compliance Assistance Quick Start guide. In addition, ILMA included several articles promoting the OSHA-ILMA Alliance in their monthly publication, Compoundings and their weekly e-Newsletter, FLASHPoint.

    Finally, ILMA's Alliance Program Web site is promoted as a model for other Alliances to use when they create an Alliance Program Web site to post on their Web page.

  3. Alliance Program Reach
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA and ILMA Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site 3,600
ILMA Web site Link to Alliance Agreement Data Not Available
Metalworking Fluids Safety and Health Topics page 3,600
February 2005 "OSHA-ILMA Alliance Reaches One-Year Anniversary: Overview of the Alliance and what is in progress," Compoundings 1,900
December 14, 2004 "OSHA Introduces Chemical Safety and Health Website," FLASHPoint 1,900
April 2004 "Mapping Out Goals and Initiatives: A detailed overview of the Alliance and its goals," Compoundings 1,900
March 2004 "OSHA-ILMA Alliance, History in the Making," Compoundings 1,900
February 15, 2004 OSHA includes information on the OSHA/ILMA Alliance signing in its bi-weekly e-newsletter; QuickTakes 38,000
February 12, 2004 "OSHA Signs Alliance for Metalworking Fluids," BNA Occupational Health and Safety Reporter Data Not Available
February 11, 2004 "OSHA Forms Alliance with Lube Group," Lube Report 1,900
February 9, 2004 "Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association Aligns with OSHA," OSHA press release announcing Alliance 25 News Services
TOTAL 54,700

IV. Upcoming Milestones

The OSHA and ILMA Alliance Implementation Team has discussed a number of activities that will be undertaken in the upcoming year. ILMA will complete the Dermatitis Fact Sheet, Lubricant Fact Sheet and the Metalworking Fluids Quick Start Guide, based on OSHA's Compliance Assistance Quick Start guide, which ILMA will share with OSHA for feedback.

In addition, ILMA will continue to be a member of OSHA's Metalworking Fluids editorial board and will review and provide comments on the page.

ILMA will be participating in the February 15, 2005 Alliance Program Hazard Communication Roundtable for hazard communication-related National Alliances. The Roundtable is designed for the hazard communication-related National Alliances to discuss how they can work together to identify outreach and compliance assistance projects they would be interested in working on together.

ILMA will invite an OSHA representative to make a presentation on OSHA's cooperative programs and compliance assistance at its Annual Meeting, October 18 in Orlando, FL.

Finally, ILMA plans to continue to promote OSHA compliance assistance materials and the OSHA-ILMA Alliance through articles in their monthly publication, Compoundings and their weekly e-Newsletter FLASHPoint.


Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, April 14, 2005